They don't make bats the way they used to. They don't make the baseballs the way they used to. They don't play the game the way they used to. And they don't sign autographs the way they used to.
Philadelphia Phillies legend Mike Schmidt seems disappointed about the way today's players take time to sign autographs, writing in a column for the Associated Press that today's autographs are nearly impossible to identify if not for the addition of a uniform number or something truly identifiable in the signature of a player.
Schmidt has requested for a few autographs from current Phillies players back in spring training for some future charity projects and struggled to identify a few of the autographed items. Schmidt is not upset because players appear to be lazy with their signatures, though. Instead it seems as though Schmidt is more concerned about potential scams and devious attempts to profit on merchandise that can easily be forged.
"The point is this generation and ...